- Careers in Stage Lighting
- The ALD Lumiere Scheme
In conjunction with Chichester Festival Theatre, the ALD is setting up a reduced, single shorter placement version of the scheme, in order to be able to develop and assess the criteria and method of the scheme prior to approaching trusts and funding bodies for funds to support the further roll out of places.
This scheme is only accepting applications from current and fully paid up ALD members who are based in the UK. There is no length of membership requirement, new members are as welcome to apply as old ones. Existing members need to ensure that their 2016/17 subscriptions are paid in full BEFORE sending in your application to the Lumiere Scheme.
This six-month placement involves twelve weeks based at Chichester Festival Theatre from late July to mid October 2016 where you will work as part of the lighting department with special responsibility for acting as a conduit between the visiting lighting designers and the department for shows in both the Main House and the smaller Minerva Theatre. This will then be followed by three months in the autumn/winter (with a break over Christmas) working with at least one established lighting designer as their assistant on whichever shows they are undertaking at the time. The pilot scheme will complete at the end of January/beginning of February (show schedule dependent).
You must be available for the dates of this placement, as due to the restricted time to appoint a participant, any delay or withdrawal will place the pilot scheme in doubt.
It is your responsibility to ensure that any work commitments are satisfactorily dealt with before they become an impedance to participating in the scheme.
Closing date for applications: 22nd June – 7.00pm
Attachment dates: 25th July 2016 until January / February 2017
CFT: 25th July 2016 until 15th October 2016
LD: October 2016 – January / February 2017 (exact dates dependent on participating LDs’ work schedule)
This pilot scheme is only accepting applications from current and fully paid up ALD members who are based in the UK.
If you have not paid your 2016/17 subscriptions, you should do so BEFORE sending in your application: www.ald.org.uk/payments
Applications are only valid if received by email to email@example.com strictly no later than 7.00pm on Wednesday 22nd June 2016.
Interviews are scheduled to take place on Monday 27th June in central London.
You should have a minimum of two years of working experience in the industry and should supply details for two referees from the industry.
Your covering letter should outline your interest in and suitability for the position and a statement of what the scheme would do for your career development. You should also include your current CV and a link to any online photographic material of your previous design work.